WR Josh Huff - Free Agent
|5-11, 206||Born: 10-14-1991||College: Oregon||Drafted: Round 3, pick 86 (2014)|
2016 Week 3 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)
Huff reeled in 4 of his 5 targets for 20 yards today, and never quite broke away from the Steelers defense. While Huff was the second most targeted receiver on the day, he is primarily being used as a check down receiver which limits his upside as they like getting him the ball and letting him try to make defenders miss.
2016 Week 5 vs DET (3 / 3 / 5 / 1 rec, 2 / 10 / 0 rush)
Aside from the 1-yard touchdown, Huff was largely a nonfactor today. He pulled in 3 targets for just 5 yards and added 2 carries for 10 yards. Huff is attempting to get looks in a very crowded wide receiver core. There should be more room to run next week against the Redskins, but if Wentz is finding the same success to other receivers, do not expect Huff to light up the stat sheet.
2016 Week 6 vs WAS (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After scoring his first touchdown of the season last week, Huff did not register a single target today. He was quoted after the game about how tough of a defender Josh Norman was, but for a receiver who has both caught and run the ball this season, it is interesting to see him completely shut out. No receiver has stepped up behind Jordan Matthews to this point, but with another performance like this, Huff will become a complete afterthought in the Eagles' offense.
2016 Week 7 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Josh Huff was the MVP for the Eagles in this game. Huff was able to return a kick off 98 yards for a touchdown in this game. From a receiver perspective, this game was perfect for Huff, as they utilized him in the screen game allowing him to run after the catch.
2016 Week 8 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Huff was a nonfactor today as well outside of his 53-yard kickoff return. The wide receiver was only targeted once for nine yards and was not used in the run game at all like he had been in previous weeks. After his electric kick return against Minnesota last week, Huff remained quiet this week.
2016 Week 14 vs NO (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Recently signed Huff saw snaps in the slot after Cecil Shorts and Adam Humphries went down last week with injuries. He was targeted on one of Humphries' signature WR bubble screens in the 3rd quarter, but failed to secure the catch. Winston connected with Huff down the seam a few plays later for a gain of 17 yards. Huff also fielded kickoffs for Tampa Bay, and put the offense in a terrible spot by touching an errant kick that was on its way out of bounds at the half-yard line. The offense suffered a safety on the next play while attempting to run Martin up the middle for some breathing room. Huff continued to field kicks after the mistake.
2016 Week 16 vs NO (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Huff hauled in his first target-a WR bubble screen similar to those often run by slot man Adam Humphries-for a 12 yard gain. Winston targeted Huff on a deep ball down the left side of the field on the next play, but couldn't connect downfield against strong coverage from the Saints. Huff caught another bubble screen on the opposite side of the formation in the 3rd quarter, picking up 1st down yardage on 3rd and long. Huff returned kickoffs for the Bucs, fumbling the opening kick of the 2nd half and taking his time recovering it at the Bucs own 4 yard line. The Saints intercepted the ball on the ensuing drive, which started out with Winston in his own end zone.
2015 Week 5 vs NO (5 / 4 / 78 / 1 rec)
With Nelson Agholor injured, and Miles Austin ineffective, Josh Huff finally put together a decent stat sheet while playing the most snaps of his season. His 41-yard touchdown in the first half was a nice play-action roll out with him running underneath. It would have gone for only about 15 yards if one Saints defender hadn't taken out the other. Huff will likely resume his usual role of barely charting snaps (he came into the game with just 73), but he made a case to take over Austin's role as the No. 3.
2015 Week 7 vs CAR (5 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Josh Huff was a non-factor in this game despite playing more snaps than any other receiver and being targeted five times. He had a chance a touchdown early in the second half but the pass was too high. It was only his second redzone target of the season.
2015 Week 10 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 23 / 1 rec)
The highlight of the day belongs to Josh Huff. On the Eagles first drive he bailed out his quarterback with a leaping touchdown catch at the back of the endzone. Outside of that touchdown and a beautiful catch-and-run for 16 yards midway through the fourth quarter, his day was quiet.
2015 Week 11 vs TB (1 / 1 / 39 / 1 rec)
Josh Huff is probably better option than both Riley Cooper and Miles Austin. He proved it by snagging a perfectly timed throw from Sanchez on their opening drive and cutting through the Buccaneers defense on the way to a 39-yard touchdown. But it would be his only target of the day. For the rest of the game he made questionable decisions to return kicks out of the endzone rather than accepting the touchback.
2015 Week 14 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Josh Huff played the third most snaps among receivers and contributed a nice 18 yard catch-and-run in which stiff-armed one defender to the ground and fought pass another one. He also fumbled the ball in the process but was lucky to be out of bounds. His only other reception came late in the first half on a perfect 10-yard pass from Sam Bradford for a first down. Now that Miles Austin has finally been released, we should see more of Huff.
2015 Week 15 vs ARI (4 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec)
Josh Huff played the fourth fewest snaps of all receivers but logged the second best stat line. He caught all four of his targets including a 22-yarder that converted a third-and-long with the Eagles throwing out of their own end zone. He had to dive to make the catch and ultimately bail out his quarterback. He made another nice gain in the fourth quarter on a skinny post route for 16 yards. He had his defender beat from the snap on that pla
2014 Week 8 vs ARI (4 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Huff's first catch initially looked to be a positive one as he took a WR screen and raced it for a 12 yard gain only to get stripped and lose the ball on the Cardinals 7 yard line
2014 Week 9 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
On Huff's first catch it was for a 7 yard first down catch where he secured the ball into his body. Huff saw a couple of more targets from Sanchez in the 2nd quarter and caught one for a 10 yard gain and a first down on a play that he had to give a second effort to make sure to pick up the yards that he needed for the first down. On his next target Sanchez threw him a ball that he should of made the catch with his hands and brought the ball into his body but instead jumped up and the ball hit his body and popped up and was eventually picked off by the Texans. Huff had a first down catch of 9 yards to keep the drive alive for the Eagles impressive late 4th quarter score.
2014 Week 10 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Huff caught a 6 yard pass to the left side and made one defender miss but was tackled by the next one.
2014 Week 13 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Huff only had a rush for 7 yards on a 3rd and 4 at the end of the game to pick up the first down and let the Eagles run out the clock. It was an interesting look to see Huff line up in the back field and take the carry, might not be much to read into as it was just the end of the game.
2014 Week 14 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Huff showed a nice burst on a 46 yard kickoff return where he looked to fumble but was ruled down by contact.
2014 Week 15 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 44 / 0 rec)
Huff had a mistake to open up the game as he messed up on the opening kickoff as he had some bad communication with Brad Smith and neither player fielded the ball on the kickoff and the Cowboys recovered. Huff had a big 44 catch as he slipped his way in the middle of the field through a bunch of Cowboys defenders. He showed some great quickness and speed after the catch.